Wireless Networking - Big Rapids Campus

The Ferris State University wireless network is accessible for all faculty, staff, administration, and students. It is currently available within many buildings, including the common areas of the residence halls. For more details view the quick reference on the wireless networks.

When connecting to FerrisWiFi

If it asks to select an encryption, select WPA2 before entering your username and password. 

Supported Public Networks

When searching for available public networks, be sure you connect to a supported network device. Ferris access points are named the same throughout campus to allow for quick identification.

Available to Employees and Students
Secure (encrypted)
Case-sensitive passcode (FerrisWiFi)
Available in all academic and administrative buildings
Requires Ferris Computing ID and Password
Must register devices with network to connect
Access to Blackboard, MyFSU, and the Internet
Students must have an approved antivirus program and critical Windows' patches installed
Requires Bradford Persistent Agent, except for on mobile devices
Can register up to 5 devices

Available Students and selected Employees
Secure (encrypted) Case-sensitive passcode (FSUStudent
Provided by the University in these select on-campus residence locations
Requires Ferris Computing ID and Password
Must register devices with network to connect
Access to Blackboard, MyFSU, and the Internet
Students must have an approved antivirus program and all critical Windows' patches installed
Requires Bradford Persistent Agent, except for on mobile devices
Can register up to 5 devices

For Guests
Not Secure, use at your own risk
Only in select locations
Doesn't require a Ferris Computing ID or password
No registration required
Access to Internet, MyFSU and Library resources, but not Blackboard 

Unsupported Networks

While searching for a wireless network, you may come across a number of unsecured connections; the names will likely be Linksys, D-link, or Workgroup. Due to security concerns, the University does not support any unsecured connections. Be advised that the use of an unsecured network by a person other than the network owner is considered by some branches of law enforcement as illegal.